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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,148 contributions
    Wide and long beach...nice white sand...if you walk towards the south, you'll find dunes and peace and quiet...a pleasant surprise for sure, as i thought it would be much busier here this time of year (august)
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Zoe
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    We had a lovely visit to the belfry where we had an amazing and interesting tour (well worth the mere 3 euros pp!) about the history of Calais and the architecture of the building. The tour guide spoke comprehensible English however the French was easy to follow anyway! It really made our visit to Calais special.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Cecilia T
    Cambridge, United Kingdom40 contributions
    Impromptu visit and was not disappointed!! Very knowledgeable staff and an excellent display of items and a live demo of a machine. Lots of information to learn about this important industry and its development.

    Whether you are interested in engineering or fashion or both, you will have a great time. Well worth the very low entry fee.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Peter E
    York, United Kingdom34 contributions
    It is the only work of art I think I have being able to touch, beautiful sculpture and a hell of a story. Read up on it and you can see the English are not popular in them olden days.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • simon r
    Norwich, UK2 contributions
    I travel regularly on the Dover/Calais route and always used the Club Lounge. However singe they doubled the price it isn’t worth it.
    In fact once my season ticket is used up I won’t be using P&O again.
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • tour_contact
    London, UK197 contributions
    I would come out of this saying that Calais, compared to other areas, was not as much of a focal point during the war as other areas nearby. Having said that, it was very interesting and has enough information to make it worth the visit
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,148 contributions
    Nice looking statue, situated in the center of town, on a big square... relaxing to hangout here...check out the nearby tour de gouet, a medieval watchtower, located just next to it
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Stephenbkk20156
    Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions
    They had warned me at the tourist information office that the church wasn't always open. Luckily for me, it was when I got there.

    Extensive garden. A little overgrown, but pleasant to walk through. Imposing church building, viewable from several different angles. So far, so good.

    Inside, it FELT old. Not unpleasant, just as though it had seen a lot of history and, unlike many churches in the area, not been strongly affected by it. Old,old stones, still in their original places. Old pictures. Some comfortable modern touches, but not so far removed from its medieval origins that I couldn't imagine them.

    Fairly, plain and simple compared with other churches we had encountered in France, but bags of atmosphere.

    Blinking back into the daylight, like arriving from another time. The gardens again. Quiet neighbourhood. Not many tourists make it here, it seems. Glad I did.
    Written 2 February 2020
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  • SamNico091
    9 contributions
    Just wondering around this city as soon as we arrived in France after a few hours on the ferry, the light house was amazing
    Written 18 December 2019
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  • John G
    Cranbrook, UK4 contributions
    Quite well organised, facilities poor once through passport and boarding controls though. Miss a ferry or delays and there is nothing to do there. No cafe or anything but a vending machine.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • glynnis03
    Walden, NY74 contributions
    This is in the town square which has lots of restaurants, that have outside seating. The tower is a great piece of engineering. So sip a glass of wine, take your time.
    Written 6 August 2018
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  • Nanette132
    Brisbane, Australia202 contributions
    Lovely quiet park just opposite the majestic townhall and bellfry. Flowers and shrubs are well maintained and there is a beautiful fountain. There is lots of seating and a few groups of men were playing a game of bocce on the weekend. Children were enjoying the playground equipment. But the best hidden treasure is War Museum tucked away in the foliage. It was E6 for seniors and we thoroughly enjoyed the viewing of all the displays in the 22 rooms of the largest German bunker in Europe, we were given a free audio guide. The closest public toilets are across the road at the town hall.
    Written 19 May 2019
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  • Andrew A
    60 contributions
    Went over to Calais for the day and popped into the Musee des Beaux Arts which is near the railway station.
    A spacious and nicely designed space with a few nice surprises, In addition to a strong display of Rodin sculptures, some interesting surprises in the displays a nice Derain, sculpture by Barry Flannagan, Anthony Caro and several good Debuffets. At the moment there is a very evocative exhibition on about Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsburg
    Worth a visit if you are in Calais or just fancy a stopover on your way to somewhere else. There is a small admission charge.
    Written 23 August 2018
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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,148 contributions
    This park is centrally located in the town of Calais, not far from the railway station... it's nice and green and clean, very well maintained...check out the statue of Churchill and de Gaulle here, quite impressive!
    Written 21 August 2021
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  • Len S
    Sheffield, UK106 contributions
    To be fair we usually use Eurotunnel, but we do like also to take the sea air occasionally on one of the ferries.

    All the ships are good, France and Britain being newer are more comfortable.

    However, when there are delays at either end the terminal facilities before your broad are not brilliant, especially in Calais. But on a hot sunny day - beautiful!
    Written 26 February 2020
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